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UN Human Rights Committee to review Germany, Armenia, Botswana and Ukraine

GENEVA (11 October 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee will hold its upcoming session from today to 5 November, during which it will review Germany, Armenia, Botswana and Ukraine.

The four countries are among the 173 States parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Covenant as well as the Committee's previous recommendations.

The Human Rights Committee, which has received the respective country reports and submissions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues with the four State delegations through online public dialogues on the following dates:

Germany dialogue:
11 October 15:00-18:00 Geneva time
12 October 10:00-13:00 

Armenia dialogue:              
14 October 15:00-18:00
15 October 10:00-13:00

Botswana dialogue:            
20 October 15:00-18:00
21 October 10:00-13:00

Ukraine dialogue:               
25 October 15:00-18:00
26 October 10:00-13:00

All the above dialogues will be livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.

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For more information and media requests in Geneva, please contact:
Vivian Kwok at +41 (0) 22 917 9362 / vkwok@ohchr.org or the UN Human Rights Office Media Section at +41 (0) 22 928 9855 / media@ohchr.org

Background
The Human Rights Committee monitors States parties’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which as of to date has been ratified by 173 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties.

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